spacer

noun spac·er \ ˈspā-sər \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of spacer

plural spacers
:a device or piece used to create or maintain a desired amount of space (as between two parts)
  • As long as your joints look even, it's more important that you avoid a large grout line at the last tile than worry about sticking to the exact measurement of the spacer.
  • —Jennifer Stimpson
  • Stiff spacers of low-expansion materials … may be used to provide a fixed spacing between the end mirrors.
  • —Arthur L. Schawlow
  • Use wood shims or spacers where necessary to compensate for wavy ceilings and to make certain the bottom surfaces of all strips are flush.
  • —Bernard Gladstone

First Known Use of spacer

1857


Medical Dictionary

spacer

noun spac·er \ ˈspā-sər \

medical Definition of spacer

:a region of chromosomal DNA between genes that is not transcribed into messenger RNA and is of uncertain function

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